Yamaha RX-V671 AV-receiver

At first glance, Yamaha RX-V671 receiver slightly differs from RX-V771 - there is no second HDMI output and the power output of the seven-channel amplifier section is slightly reduced. However, internal differences are more serious - there is another DAC chip and a simplified YPAO calibration system. At the same time, the budget receiver has fully saved its wide network capabilities and support for audio formats, including the popular FLAC codec.

When connected to a digital input, playback can be described as sufficiently detailed, with a clear drawing of individual instrumental parts. The highest sound resolution is in the midrange register and the upper band. The sound tonally may seem to be a bit cold, but we would attribute this feature to the Yamaha brand ideology.

When connected to the analog input, the sound nature is saved, but certain changes still arise. First of all, the sound space is ordered, more plastics appear in the middle band, the upper spectrum is perceived somewhat more natural.

In the theatrical tests there were almost no claims to the receiver. Yamaha RX-V671 easily copes with a variety of sound effects, creating a large-scale and continuous sound space. And existent additional modes of digital processing only add showiness to sound without violating the harmony of reproduction.

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